"Words cannot express how honoured we are to have received this award," says Trina White, general manager. "Thank you to our incredible guests, community, and our team members for their work in providing exemplary hospitality with a core focus on sustainability. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our environmental efforts and enhancing our guest's experience."
The Sustainability Award recognizes an individual, organization or consortium operating in British Columbia that has championed the implementation and/or education of sustainable and regenerative practices in their operations. The Parkside Hotel & Spa was selected as a winner, in great part, due to a strong commitment to working on goals and actions aligned with one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The hotel shared this nomination with Monte Creek Winery and Spirit of the West Adventures.
Last year, the hotel moved from carbon neutral to climate positive and became Biosphere Certified. The hotel also joined Beyond Green, a curated portfolio of planet Earth's most sustainable hotels, resorts, and lodges— as the brand's first urban hotel and first Canadian property. Beyond Green provides a range of guest experiences in unique locations around the world. All members are subject to a rigorous vetting process, based on globally recognized sustainable tourism standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.